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Fitness In The Park Returns To Austin Parks For Summer 2021 – Patch.com

Posted: June 6, 2021 at 1:47 am


AUSTIN, TX Fitness in the Park is back! The Austin Parks Foundation's series kicked off Memorial Day Weekend and will continue throughout the summer, officials said.

Fitness in the Park is set to take place every other Saturday at 10 a.m. this summer through August 14. beginning May 29 through August 14th. The events will be available virtually on APF's YouTube channel and in-person.

The relaunched series will feature six different fitness styles including salsa and tai chi in some of Austin's most beloved park spaces like Zilker Botanical Garden and Rosewood Neighborhood Park, officials said.

It's My Park Day, which kicks off Saturday and will continue through June 13, will feature one of Austin's favorite fitness instructors, Erica Nix. Nix will be leading a "lively" session while DJ Mel plays tunes by Stretch Panic in celebration of the park foundation's 29th birthday.

On June 26, award-winning boxing coach Ashley Bazan will be leading participants through a fitness class accompanied by music from Lincoln Durham. Gabriel Mendez with Breakdance Austin will be teaching a breakdancing class at Parque Zaragoza to the tunes of Brownout, authorities said.

The last two classes of the series will feature a Tai Chi lesson with Master Vince Cobalis, who has over 50 years of martial arts experience and is in charge of the Ip Sun Tai Chi program in Austin and a two-step class with expert Beth Coffey.

Over the summer, Little Hummingbird Society will also have opportunities for parents to engage with their community and have fun with their kids while promoting a healthy lifestyle, as well as volunteerism and advocacy for the youngest park-goers.

For more information about the summer series, visit Austin Parks Foundation's website.

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